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John Henry Purser

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Henry Purser

June 30, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

J/2832

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

115 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of John Frederick and Daisy Purser; husband of Margaret Laird Purser, of London, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 42 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

26. B. 8.

Location:

BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY is 13 km south east of Soltau on the west side of the road from Hamburg to Hannover. From Hannover travel north in the direction of Hamburg on the Autoroute No.7 for 80 km until the junction with Soltau Sud, this is in fact the junction of the A7 with the B3 Hannover to Hamburg road. On leaving the A7 at Soltau Sud follow the B3 in the direction of Celle and Bergen. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 7 Km from the motorway junction.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Purser– Photo extracted from graduation photograph of !st Observer Course August 16th, 1940.  He and 21 other classmates out of a class of 39 were dead by 21 September 1944.
  • Grave marker– Becklingen War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John Henry Purser is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John Henry Purser is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Biography– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN HENRY PURSER– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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